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to lower your interest rate and monthly payments and avoid those hefty, hefty fees. ashleigh. >> maybe another appraisal. the market seems to be going up. maybe the value of your home has gone up, and your ratio could go down. that might be nice. nice to see you, alison. thanks. >> same here. loo please stay tuned for the very lovely and talented suzanne malveaux with "newsroom international." >> syrian activist saz at least 87 people have been killed already today, including at least a dozen children. >> this video shows a man crying beside a truck full of dead bodies. we have blurred these images. they are just incredibly gruesome.
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the man is crying "my child was killed." he is calling out to god and to anyone who will listen. this is in a town in northern -- this is after government war planes dropped several bombs on the people there. a suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan leaves 14 people dead, three nato service members among the victims. we do not know their nationalities yet. the taliban is claiming responsibility for this blast. the afghan interior ministry says the attacker drove a motorcycle packed with explosives into a group of soldiers and afghan police on patrol. >> this was a scene outside the building for the punk rock band pussy riot. protesters scuffled with police. some got hauled away. while that was going on outside. inside the hearing was being postponed until october 10th. one of the members says she wants to fire her lawyers
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because she disagrees how they're actually handle this case. you probably remember these three women in the group were sentenced to two years in prison for performing a song critical of president vladimir putin in a cathedral. the women are all appealing their sentences. at least 28,000 people killed so far in the civil war in syria. now the syrian government as the foreign minister says he is going to be addressing the u.n. general assembly. our foreign affairs correspondent is joining us. good to see you in person, ellise. it is always bad news. what do we expect to hear from the foreign minister, and also, are people going to be listening to what he has to say? >> well, actually, suzanne, he is speaking right now on the floor of the u.n. general assembly talking about how the syrian regime understands that it needs to have political reforms, but it really says that extremists and insurgents are hijacking the process and stopping the regime from making these reforms and killing people
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in the process. let's take a listen to this. >> i've returned to tell you that the state and syria has taken serious and important reform measures that were culminated in a new constitution that embraces -- this is the terrorist bombing that recently took place in damascus on the 26th of september in 2012. >> a terrorist group, one of al qaeda's, took the responsibility for this attack, and it is not surprising that the security council has failed to condemn this and other terrorist bombings because some of its members support such acts. >> this terrorism which is externally exported is accompanied by unprecedented media provocation based on igniting religious extremism
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sponsored by well known states in the region. >> these are thes counties are giving them aid in turkey and letting them organize there, and sheer saying these states are just as much to blame for the violence there, and here the syrian government is trying to institute these reforms, but being hijacked by these extremists, these terrorists, if you will. that's always been the explanation. >> when he talks about reforms, what does he actually talk about here? >> well, of course, you know, there have been all these calls for president bashar al assad to step down. the citizens are saying, no, we understand there needs to be a dialogue with op sfwligs. we need to accept some of the demands of these peaceful protesters. the problem is some of the protesters were killed. if any diplomatic solution is going ob found here and it's not going to be found on the battlefield, at some point
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they're going to have to get together and agree on some kind of way forward. certainly we see what's happening on the ground as we were opening the show. >> so he is talking now. does he have any friends in that audience? who are the people that are actually supporting him, and do people believe him when he talks about, well, these are people who are either extremists or terrorists or outsiders who are coming in and creating all of this chaos? >> well, with president ahmadinejad they do have an audience there. we're talking about the rogue states. the minister this morning met with minister from belarus and the minister of sudan. they meet with the zimbabwes of the world. when they say that insurgents or terrorists are trying to hijack our political reforms, it resonate with some of these groups, but they don't have too many friends right now, and you can see there's not that many people in the hall. >> elyse, excellent report, as always. >> thank you. the syrian minister is here, of course, defending his
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government. all you have to do is just take a look at some of the government's latest attacks on its own people. bulldozers demolishing buildings in hama. we're also told they have torn down 120 buildings so far. now, this area is once home to about 30,000 mostly poor folks. also the center of opposition activity in the city. now, forces are going door to door essentially telling people to evacuate before the demolition begins. thousands more syrians are now displaced. tense fighting also being reported in syria's main cities, aleppo and damascus. let's go to neighboring lebanon. mohammed, first of all, you look at these pictures. i mean, we see the demolition is taking place. displacement. it really does remind you of what happened 30 years ago when you had syrian president bashar al assad's father brutally suppressing a revolt in that very same city. >> reporter: well, that's right, suzanne. that's what we've heard from residents in hama that are being
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affected by this. the massacre that happened here 30 years ago is still very much fresh in the minds of residents in hama, and they are concerned that what's happening now might be a precursor it a repeat of that. now, in 1982 you had syrian security forces at the orders of al assad, his father, putting done a revolt there. there were never any official numbers, but estimates ranging from between 3,000 to maybe 40,000 people, casualties, of that revolt that was put down by the government. now, you have this campaign. activists are saying it is system mattic displacement that the syrian regime is going in there. tanks have stick arounded that neighborhood. that bulldozers have entered in the past week. that they have been raising buildings. people are displaced. it's very concerning for the people there. they say they have nowhere to go, and they want the world to try to do something about it to help them. suzanne. >> mohammed, tell us who these people are because, you know, you see the foreign minister of syria. he is speaking, talking about
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these terrorist groups, these organizations, but when you take a look at these pictures, it looks like these are poor families, that these are just regular towns folks who are now losing their homes. >> reporter: that's right. definitely on the lower end of the economic spectrum in syria. we've spoken to so many residents there who say they have nowhere else to go. we spoke to a woman there earlier who said that her husband was arrested, taken away, and that she didn't have the means to flee to any kind of neighboring town or village. she's been living on the streets there with her kids for the past several days, and we've heard eyewitness accounts of very similar incidents with others that are there. people that are poor, that don't have anywhere else to go, the people that do have the means, the limited means to go somewhere else seem to be fleeing the town. many can't. people are saying why are you going after these people? yes, this is an opposition stronghold. has been for a long time. has been sort of the epicenter
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of a lot of the activity against the government since the start of the uprising in syria, but the people that are there are saying we're peaceful. you shouldn't come knocking down our home as we have nowhere else to go. suzanne. >> and this is a very powerful statement that the government is making, and clearly one that seems to be intimidating a lot of folks there. i mean, this is just the working class, the underclass, if you will, who are now losing their homes. mohammed, thank you very much. really appreciate it. want to talk about pakistan. it is now getting an ultimate mate imto its police officers. >> drop the pounds or risk losing your job. >> 40 inch waist. >> 40 inch waist? >> yeah. >> all right. what do we talk about? jumping jacks, push-ups, weightlifting. all part of a new program to turn some of pakistan's fattest back into pakistan's finest. hugo chavez is campaigning for re-election, but he is taking some of his tactics a bit to the extreme, including the
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>> hmm. very powerful words. afghan president hamid karzai is calling these attacks sad. he says terrorism in his country has increased, not decreased. as we take a moment to reflect the losses in afghanistan, there is now another brazen suicide bomb attack to tell you about. 14 people now dead. three of those victims nato service members. it happened today in the country's volatile eastern region. the taliban is claiming responsibility. i want to bring in journalist ben farmer. he is covering the story from kabul, and, ben, what do we know, first of all, about this latest attack? >> well, three service men were killed with one interpreter. they say he was in the east of the country. they won't say anymore, but they have more details. it happened at about 8:30 this morning, which is in the southeast of the country. a suicide bomber on a motor bike leyden with explosives attacked a joint patrol. that was the coalition service
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members and afghan policemen. he attacked it in a crowded street detonated his explosives. there were the three coalition casualties. also six civilian dead, four police dead, and somewhere between 40 and 50 civilians wounded. really a horrible blast in a crowded area. that death toll with the civilians is unlikely to get far higher. >> tell us how people are coping with the senseless attacks happening. many civilians are now caught up in this as well. >> reporter: yes, well, you're absolutely right. it's really the afghan civilian that is are bearing the brunt of the violence in this terrible conflict, and they really are very, very concerned. these attacks -- these bomb attacks by the insurgents, these indiscriminateat bomb attacks, the ied's or whether suicide attacks like this are responsible for the great majority of casualties. you talked about insider
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attacks. the biggest threat to nato troops and afghan civilians still remains these indiscriminate attacks. they say violence is slightly down this year, but we're still seeing very, very high numbers of attacks. hundreds each month. sadly, those casualties, particularly for the afghans are still very, very high. >> they may wonder if they were any safer back then. do they have a sense that things are now worse? >> well, the coalition says it's getting better. they say that the number of attacks by the enemy has fallen slightly this year. the figures are small. they really are. they say that there are 5% fewer attacks in the first eight months of this year than last year, but that 5% decrease still means there are hundreds going on.
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>> civilian casualties are still very high, and last month, august, was the worst month for civilian casualties in at least three years. a great majority of those are caused by the taliban, which the nato troops are supposed to be fighting to protect the afghans. >> ben, do you get a sense from the people there that they are concerned when a u.s. and nato international forces pull out in major numbers and they are simply left with the afghan police and their own military to protect the people? are they worried that it's going to get worse? are they afraid? do they want the americans to stay? >> reporter: they're proud of their afghan police and soldiers, but they are very worried that they will be abandoned. hanging over them in the terrible memories of the 1990s when they were abandoned civil war and then the taliban. now, the coalition and the
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international backers promise -- they are eyeing the future very warily. >> ben farmer on the ground there in kabul. thank you so. , ben. appreciate it. it was far from a warm welcome. angry protesters greeted bank inspectors from the european union as they arrived in greece. they are there to discuss even more budget cuts. the president of chile says why the u.s.'s plan to stimulate spending is not going to work. and a choice. n take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye.
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greek proterss shouting down members of the troyka today. this happened in athens. it's a group of three european entities that meet to give greece approval for financial aid. they were visiting the finance ministry to discuss greece's new budget that makes more cuts in pensions, salaries and jobs. the country is seeking aid to
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keep from going bankrupt after years of being in a recession. now, greece's prime minister has vowed this is the last round of cuts. chile isn't just the only one of the fastest growing economies since south america. also one of the hottest economies in the world. for the last year and a half the country has been run by sebastian panera. he made his fortune bringing credit cards to chile in the late 1970 wrz, richard quest joining us from london. tell us about this. pretty impressive resume for panera. >> not only impressive, but, of course, made international status, hero status, when he led his country's search and rescue off the famous chilean miners last we're. tv the sight of the president constantly always being there with the families that actually moved so much of the world now
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it's starting to criticize the united states. specifically, quantitative easing. that's the printing of money by the federal reserve. in an exclusive interview you with me the president said that simply printing money in america will not do the trick of rescuing the u.s. economy. >> yes. can you bring money and maybe you can solve the short-term problems. you will never solve the american problem just by printing money. you need to do much more than that, which is not being done yet. you need to take account of the fiscal deficit, which cannot go like that anymore, and the same thing with the external deficit, and that will require, of course, some adjustments, and nobody wants adjustments. people want miracles. in economics you don't have miracles. you just have good policy and
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hard work. >> are you encouraged by the policies that you are now seeing from both the europeans and the americans, or really do you sit here thinking more, more please? >> we're not impressed because i think that we have lost the last three years. since the crisis that started in 1988 -- 1998 and 1999, we knew we have not been able to tackle the real causes of the crisis. it has not been done in europe. it has not been done in the u.s. we are talking too much and doing too little. >> now, if this was any leader in latin america, perhaps people would ignore him, but this is the president that's running strong free market economies and policies, and that's why when somebody like this harvard ph.d. economist speaks, president as well, suzanne, people listen. of urse, it reinforces what countries like brazil have said, which is simple. that the u.s. and others are now
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leading to a currency war. >> so what happens here? i mean, he is doing a lot of spending in the budget here. especially on education, but then you see the student protesters that are coming out. does he have a problem? people want more and more from him. >> yes. and for a man who -- i mean, i wouldn't say he went from hero to zero, but he was such a hero after the miners rescue, and now, of course, his ratings are languishing, although he can't stand for re-election in 18 months time. what happened, of course, is expectations. chile is just on the verge of reaching developed country status. it's a member of the oecd. it's got rising gdp per capita. all the economics, pieces of the jig saw are there. as you know, when people's expectations rise, when they're not fulfilled, that's when you get into trouble. >> it happens to the best. thank you, richtd. good to see you. >> we've all heard those jokes
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>> lose the belly or lose the job. that's the order of hundreds of thousands of officers in lahore and across pakistan. they say the officers have gotten so heavy that the department has had to crack down. >> reporter: pakistan's street cuisine. melt in your mouth treats. >> very good. >> reporter: deep fried in oil. often served swimming in oil. food that's guaranteed to add inches to your waist, and that has the government here worried. some of the expanding waist sizes belong to police officers. pakistan's finest assigned to
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protect and serve the nation fast becoming pakistan's flabbiest. >> they have to do this? >> yes, we have to do this. >> reporter: this is the police force's second in command and says the police department has put in place a mandatory exercise program. with this ultimate mate imfor police officers. drop the pounds or risk losing your job. >> not more than 40 inch waist. >> reporter: 40 inch waist? >> yeah. >> not more? >> not. >> reporter: daily workouts start here in the weight room. a barking trainer watching every move. the equipment isn't the best here, and maybe they don't have perfect form, but they're working up a sweat. their heart rate is going, and that means they're getting a workout. what if some people can't get to the required weight? >> legal action will be taken against them. >> reporter: legal action? they could lose their job? >> yes. >> reporter: we're out in the
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exercise yard. let's see what these guys do next. after the weightlifting, it's time for aerobics, and other fat-burning workouts. it's no secret many often make fun of overweight police officers. if anyone is considering making fun of these men, they should remember that they only make $10 a day. they put their lives on the line, and now they've committed themselves to getting in shape. mohammed says the last team he worked out was 20 years ago. today mohammed has three children, suffers from diabetes, but he will do anything to serve his country, he says. >> translator: our hearts are made of stone, he says. no matter what we're asked, we'll do it. >> reporter: that includes slimming down. getting in shape. for mohammed and hundreds of other pakistani police officers, their jobs depend on it. >> joining us live from islamabad, that's kind of cool. you know, i know a lot of police
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officers, they get a hard time. it's a stereotype. eating donuts and all of that, but it does look like they're trying to do something about this, right? >> they are trying to do something about it. based on what we saw, there's a lot of them that are overweight, and it looks leak they got a long way to go before getting to that 40 inch waist size. my guess is not all of them are going to make it, but the good news is the police department seems to be understanding. they're working with them, and these guys seem committed. we should also point out there's a big cultural difference here. in the u.s. many are obsessed with the way they look. these police officers aren't worried about looking sexy in their uniform. otherwise, they wouldn't invite us in the weight room to shoot their bellies. they just say they want to get in shape to keep their jobs and serve their country, and they were all gentlemen. >> and so they're getting in shape. they're getting in better shape here. what is the priority? i mean, is the idea that -- i mean, there are so many problems in pakistan when you've got these extremists and militant
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groups and all the violence that is happening in pakistan. is this meant that they can be better equipped or in shape to take on all those big problems? >> well, it means they'll be better in shape, but not necessarily better equipped. some of the critics of the pakistani government say that these police forces are under funded, under trained. that's why this country continues to struggle in the fight against militants and these critics say until and unless the pakistani government starts investing and spending more money on these police forces, they're continuing with their struggle. suzanne. >> all right. yeah. well, at least they'll be getting in shape. that's a good thing. that's a good beginning at least. thank you very much. appreciate it. >> yes. what brought together half a dozen hollywood stars, including meg ryan, america -- it's a new documentary called "half the sky." new prilosec otc wildberry
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a best-selling book that looks at the violent treatment of women and girls around the world has now turned into a two-part documentary. it's airing tonight on pbs, and the book is called "half the sky. our soledad o'brien spoke with the authors this morning. "new york times" columnist nicolas krzysztof and laura ladone. she was asked what the inspiration was for the book. >> well, it really started many, many years ago when we were in china, and we had found out we saw students killed on campus, which was a horrible thing, but the next year when we went to the country side, we started discovering that there were 30 million missing female girls -- female babies from the chinese population, which was a stunning number. partly -- >> 30 million?
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>> partly through infanticide. some mothers abort female fetuses when he they found out it's a female. we thought it was just china, and so, you know, this is -- china say big complicated country. we moved to japan, and we started discovering a lot of discrimination against women there as well in japan and korea and went down to cambodia and discovered sex trafficking. we thought this was just asia. >> you realized it's the globe. what made you focus on these women's stories? in the book what was the story that was the most moving to you? >> well, i think what we thought is that there's so many problems and there's no silver bullet, but maybe the best leverage you have to address all these problems is to educate girls during those indicated women into the formal labor force, and there were so many heroic women around the world who we saw and we wanted to be able to -- we have essentially a little spotlight. we wanted to be able to spotlight those. so many americans would like to engage in this issue, but they're worried about corruption, worried about
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ineffectiveness, and if we can connect those well-meaning americans, that's an incredible story. >> incredible journalism, and i think your column has reinvented the forum, and it's an incredible path-breaking genre-shattering kind of way. when you look at these societies, what differentiates the societies where opportunity has expanded for women and where these issues are being dealt with from those that don't? >> well, it's exactly what nick was saying earlier. it's education, and then also giving opportunity to women on the job hunt. jobs in education. what we care about here. >> a documentary ashz tonight and tomorrow on pbs. >> what's happening in the markets right now? we are seeing a jump after the manufacturing report this morning. want to bring in alison. what does this mean for us? >> suzanne, you're seeing wall street kind of sit up and take notice because manufacturing is a huge part of the economy. how it does has the potential for a big ripple effect and what we learned this morning is that september's reading shows that
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for the first time in four months manufacturing in the u.s. is expanding after contracting for the previous three months. if this keeps up, it could boost overall economic growth, meaning gdp. to put it in more perspective here, so know just how important this reading is, it's also good to remember where we came from. you saw manufacturing activity pick up. it stayed that way for almost three years. it led to more hiring, but then in june of this year we saw contraction. it could mean that the summer slowdown was just a summer phenomenon, but, of course, you have to throw in wild cards in there that could put manufacturing off track again. that includes those big concerns about what's going to happen with the fiscal cliff. of course, weak growth in europe. that could keep gdp growth here from really taking off, but as far as the day goes, wall street is focussing on the positive. the dow is rallying 150 points,
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so a strong day for stock. suzanne. >> all right. thank you, alison. good news. he has rock star appeal at his rallies. >> well, we'll tell you why hugo chavez is worried about his re-election bid. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. so why exactly should that be of any interest to you? well, in that time there've been some good days.
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you're not just looking for a by house. eyes you're looking for a place for your life to happen. >> voters in venezuela area are heading to polls. president hugo chav sez trying to reinvent his image as he runs for re-election. our rafael romo takes a look. >> during a recent meeting. hugo chavez interrupted the proceedings to sing a folk song. at a campaign event he got to
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stage to rock with the band. although the socialist leader enjoys fiercely loyal support throughout the country, the undecided, especially young people, are 23% of the electorate and could turn it around. his campaign has carefully crafted a new image which shows chavez in campaign posters riding a motorcycle, playing basketball, and even as a rap artist. a public appearance with american actor sean penn over the summer didn't hurt either. it's a sharp contrast with the image of a sick man who was diagnosed with cancer last year and underwent two surgeries. he recently objected to a reporter's question about his health. >> here i am, and every day i feel in better physical condition, and i firmly believe that that expression about physical limitations that you
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used, it's not going to be a factor in this campaign. >> santonio, the director of a venezuelan polling firm says chavez has used his bout with cancer to his advantage. >> he has handled his sickness. his illness has handled it. in a cheerful way and he is always present and trying to prove that he is not sick. that he is winning another battle as he calls it. >> crafting a youthful image is also important because chavez is 18 years older than his political rival, enriquey. a former governor turned 40 over the summer and he is campaigning throughout venezuela by bus. >> venezuelans are looking for a new way. it's been 14 years of the same government. this government has already completed its cycle, and has nothing more to offer.
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they're only recycling promises. >> rafael romo is joining us from atlanta. good to see you. we understand there's a lot of colorful characters as a part of this campaign, but there was also violence over the weekend where you had people who were killed. what do we know about that? >> well, unfortunately, three campaign workers for opposition candidate enrique were shot on friday. all three of them died, unfortunately, and this speaks about the polarization of the campaign with both candidates launching accusations against each other, but at the same time since what we see here is that both candidates have fiercely loyal supporters who are willing to do apparently anything as we saw over the weekend. >> and what do we know about hugo chav sxez how he is doing in the race? >> it all depends who you ask. the reality is the polls in venezuela are notoriously unreliable. there are polls that give him 20 percentage points advantage. there are others that show them
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neck and neck, and the reality is that according to the opposition, some of these polls aren't reliable because, for example, state workers are pressured into voting for the official candidate, and so it is very difficult, and there's a lot of fear. there's voter intimidation. we won't really know until october 8th, the day after the election, suzanne. >> so we're looking at these pictures of hugo chavez and the baby and all that. we know tens of thousands of people have been showing up to these rallies. how do they really feel about him? i mean, is this -- it's about coming out and being a big part of a party here. is it that they're afraid to support somebody else, or is this genuine real affection for him? >> well, when it comes to hugo chavez, there's no middle ground. people in venezuela either adore him because he is a pop list. he has certainly helped a lot of the poor people in venezuela and has brought many changes for them, but those in the opposition say that at the same
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time he has driven away international investors. he has exappropriated and nationalized many companies that used to be functioning very well and used to be very productive, so those people you see at the party are completely against them, but you can rest assured, suzanne, that you can just as well create a party for the opposition who is going to be just as vocal and excited as they were for chavez. >> all right. we're going to be watching real close that election. thank you, rafael. appreciate it. it's an unusual international hit. >> never seen a movie where they tackle a subject like this with such disregard for what it politically correct, but i found that so refreshing. >> see why people with disabilities say they're among the film's biggest fans. try this... bayer? this isn't just a headache. trust me, this is new bayer migraine.
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october is breast cancer awareness month. already trending on twitter. even the queen of england getting involved. buckingham palace calling october breast cancer action month asking everyone to turn awareness into action. take a look at what buckingham palace just tweeted. buckingham palace will turn pink at 7:00 p.m. tonight to mark the start of breast cancer action. good tore for them. freak accident leaves a man paralyzed from the neck down. it may not sound like the basis for a blockbuster comedy, but a french film built on that premise has been racking up some awards. shattering box office records around the world. neil curry reports it's also shattering stereotypes. >> the untouchables is based on the true story about a french
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millionaire who becomes paralyzed from the neck down and a street-wise young man who reluctantly becomes his career. the film has stain a staggering 370 million dollars at the box office. it has been chosen as the french entry in the foreign language section at next year's academy awards in hollywood. the directors had no idea that film would become such a big hit. ♪ >> we knew that it's meeting between two people very different. it's something very strong, but we didn't know at all the future of this story. we put heart and comedy in this story. >> reporter: but for the filmmakers its greatest success is the warm reaction they've received from disabled viewers.
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>> we received many, many letters from people saying that when i came to the theater, people were looking at me. >> the door. >> they were hounding the door for me to pass, and i didn't know the movie, everyone was looking to me differently. >> reporter: it's a reaction echoed by wheelchair users at the british premier of the film in london. >> the film, i think, captured the spirit. if you feel alive inside, if someone can make you feel alive inside, then, you know, you are alive, irrespective of whether you can move your arms or legs. >> i have never seen a movie where they tackle a subject like this with such disregard for what the -- maybe what is politically correct, but i found that so refreshing, so, so new,
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and i thought it was a great approach. >> reporter: the characters on whom the story are based also love the film. its success has left the directors with a problem. what to do for an encore. >> we feel something special. we are proud, and we know that is going to be difficult to do with another movie. >> so we stop. >> we stop and we decided to open a bakery. >> a french bakery in london. ♪ >> neil curry, cnn, london. >> love it. it is the world record for the most liked youtube video ever. now the singer known as cy and gangnam style getting another tribute.
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south korean musician cy is hitting number one now in the u.k. ♪ >> you might remember him. he is the first korean artist to top the u.k. charts. his video has been viewed more than 250 million times, and if imitation isn't the sin southeast every searest form of flattery, check it out. ♪ >> well, he would be blushing by now. these are inmates at the prison in the philippines following in his foot steps. yeah. several stories caught our attention today. photos as well. take a look at this. the red wheel making its way across london for the beginning of stop-tober.
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it's a 28-day challenge created by england's department of health to get people to stop smoking. and this is china's red beach. you can see why. the beach gets its color from a seaweed that turns red as it matures as its brightest. it is at the end of september. hindus in india are celebrating the festival of ganash. she dance, pray, and celebrate for ten days to honor ganasha, a god who is often depicted as an elephant. >> i'm suzanne malveaux. comedian steve harvey is now a stalk show host, tv talk show host who is joining us live to share his interview with the first lady. plus, actor hitting twitter hitting universities with a special message just for young folks. let's get straight to it. he is being called -- it is
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being called the most critical moment in the 2012 campaign. president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney just 56 hours away from the first debate taking place at the university of denver. it is the same city that hosted the 2008 democratic convention. same state that president obama went on to win four years ago. it's going to be the first time that these two are going to share the same stage, and they're going to tackle domestic policy. that's going to happen for 90 minutes. of course, the stakes very high. especially for romney now. he is trailing in key states that could decide this election. cnn's candy crowley is saying that they're great expectations, even while both sides are trying to lower them. >> reporter: apparently romney supporter and republican governor chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night is the restart of this campaign, and i think you're going to see those numbers start to move right back in the other direction. >> reporter: note to governor christie. no, no, no, no. sop for predebate chatter is to lower expectations for your guy by raising expectations for the other die guy.
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like this. >> president obama is a very -- he is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years. he is an experienced debater. >> reporter: because this is a bipartisanly accepted strategy like this -- >> we've expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he is prepared more than any candidate in history, and he has shown himself to be a very good debater through the years. >> reporter: further, governor, since you are supporting romney, the candidate, who is running behind, you are supporting him, right? then you also need to lower the stakes for wednesday's first of three presidential debates. like this. >> frankly, i can't remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention because, frankly, the candidates are too well prepared. they're well scripted. >> reporter: and like this. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> reporter: but definitely, governor christie, definitely not like this. >> i'll tell you, bob, thursday morning you're going to be skramping your heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> reporter: because the thing
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is when you say that the president's senior advisor says stuff like this. >> they expect to come out of this with the race fundamentally changed. what does that mean? if it's going to fundamentally change, that means in seven or ten days from now you'll see states like ohio tied because that's what matters here. >> reporter: like they say governor christie, there's no heavier burden than great expectations. candy crowley, cnn, washington. everybody who watches the debates knows that there could be the one moment that leaves a candidate branded the winner or the loser. we're talking about the one-line zingers. they catch the opponent off guard and leaving them speechless or searching for a comeback like these. >> here you go again. >> i want you to know that also i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. >> senator, i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy.
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jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> since roe v. wade has been the law for 20 years, we should sustain and support it, and i sustaiand support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice, and my personal beliefs like the personal beliefs of other people should not be brought into a political campaign. >> on the question of the choice issue, i have supported the roe v. wade. i am pro-choice. >> wow. you know, you take a look at these clips. it brings you back a little bit, but it really does make the point there that, you know, these things can hit like torpedos if they're delivered right, and. >> great trip down memory lane. in the romney debate senator ted kennedy back in 1994. yeah, you're right.
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we've seen some reporting on this that, you know, mitt romney is doing a lot of preparation on this for this debate. maybe focussing on zingers and one-liners, and also the campaign says what mitt romney really wants to do on wednesday night where the two candidates showed down and show that choice between what mitt romney would do in the white house over the next four years or what president obama would do if re-elected. >> poeshltyly. nine out of the ten key battleground states. now romney has actually -- he has debated almost 20 times in the primary season. how does he actually change people's impression of him? particularly his likability factor. >> and we've seen that he has a little bit of a deficit, yovrl, when it comes to likability, when it comes to his favorable and unfavorable numbers compared to the president in a lot of these polls. yeah, i think part of -- a
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little bit of what he is going to try to do is show more of the human face, and we've seen him try to do that on the campaign trail as well. go back to that number, though. you just showed that. that is a brand new poll from abc news and the washington post, suzanne. they asked, simple as this, who is more likely to win the debates. >> with the exception of just a few cases, usually the debates don't usually change the game. we have more than half hour of the country now that is able to vote early. how confident are they that they can actually make any kind of difference? >> that's a great point there. there are ten states as of tomorrow when ohio starts early voting. yeah, some votes are already being cast. a lot of those are probably by people who have already made up their minds, and the debate wouldn't change their minds too much. what they want to do, they being the romney-obama campaigns, is
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hope these debates focus in on that small percentage of americans who are still undecided. those are the people they're reaching out to at these three presidential debates. suzanne. >> all right. paul, we'll be watching. thank you. don't forget, can you watch all the debate action right here on cnn. cnn's life coverage of wednesday night's debate starting at 7:00 eastern. here's what we're working on for this hour. sasha m and maliyah all grown up. how is michelle obama preparing her daughters for the dating world. steve harvey found out. he is going to share his interview with her coming up. plus -- >> i'm trusting ow this, and i'll see you then. >> who was that? sounded intense. >> the president. >> sweet. >> he plays a stoner in "harold and kumar" movies, but he has
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>> steve does it all. he is a comedian, author, radio show host. now he has another gig. he is the host of his own tv talk show, which debuted last month. he just landed a pretty exclusive interview. >> this is what she said about shopping for an anniversary gift. >> he is hard to shop for, and i have gotten him every golf thing you can imagine, so i had to really dig deep on this. >> let me tell you something. >> what's that? >> that's on the bucket list for me. >> what? golf? >> to play golf with your husband. >> oh. i could give that to him as a gift. [ applause ] >> see, when he opens it up,
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golfing with steve harvey. huh. love you too, honey. >> yes. >> steve harvey is joining us from chicago. how do you think that's going to go over, steve, golfing trip with you as an anniversary honeymoon gift? >> well, i think it would be great for me. you know, of course, i don't know how well i'll play with secret service looking at me with the guns and everything. normally guns aren't allowed on the golf course. >> all right. you know, this was a pretty exclusive interview, and it's a great get, steve. i know one of the things about michelle obama back four years ago when they were first running the country didn't know them. they were just getting started. there was a certain familiarity in talking with her. one of the things she first said to me when we sat down was i think i know your sister. she dated one of barack's college roommates. turned out it was true. now we're in a different place with the obamas. it's not as easy to get their
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ear. tell me what michelle was like now. >> i mean, you know, i think she was very open. i thought she was very congenial. i had never seen her that way before. you know, i mean, like you say, you know, running for the presidency is one thing. being the president is a whole other. she's the first lady. i just never, you know -- the things about him being romantic, the pictures of their very first home. all of the stuff that we got a chance to look at that i have never seen before. i'm not saying the pictures aren't available to anybody else, but they're not available on any other talk show. >> now -- >> you know, i thought it was great, and i think when she comes on, i think people are going to see a really, really nice side of her that you don't get a chance to see. >> act like a lady, think like a man. we know it's your best seller. i saw the movie. we actually featured it our show several times, talked to michael elly as well. one thing you talked with the
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first lady about was dating, and the two daughters. let's listen. >> you started talking about dating rules or anything? >> we talk about everything all the time. you know? she's not there yet, but we -- >> she's 14? >> she's 14. she's a freshman in high school. you know, but, hey, there are boys around. i keep telling her father, they exist. they live and breathe. >> i mean, come on. i mean, who is the boy that rings the white house doorbell? >> how did she answer that, steve? >> i mean, you know, she was very -- she would say you would have to admire him for his guts and courage, you know? she took a really light-hearted view of it. i mean, like they say, you know, their daughter is not there yet. my daughter is 15, you know. she had her first boy guest over with a group of girls, you know, group of girls and guys came
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over to the house this past labor day, so, i mean, it's something we all got to face eventually. i hated the boy. >> well, you are going to hate the boy. i mean, obviously. tell us a little bit about -- >> automatically. >> yes, automatically. tell us what she talked about in terms of the things that she would like people to know. clearly, it was challenging back four years ago. there were a lot of questions about, you know, the priests, reverend wright and all this. now people know the family. they're in the white house. what did she really want to convey in your interview? >> i mean, you know, i thought she was trying to get -- and i thought she did a very good job of it, that showing that they're very much real people. that they're very much real people for the people. i think she conveyed that eloquently. i thought that given an inside look to their family kind of lets you see because i didn't really know what their first home looked like. i didn't know -- didn't know that the president was romantic. i didn't know that he makes it a
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habit of being home for dinner at 6:30 every day. you know, in spite of a lot of things that's going on. i can't even make it home every day at 6:30. you know, i'm not even close to as busy as the president. you know, i think those things right there and then, you know, her other side of the interview was just wasn't so much a vote for her husband, but make sure you get out and vote. make sure that you are properly registered. i think that was her push. she didn't really sit on the show and i don't think she came on the show to say push, push, push, push. you could see that she's very supportive of her husband, as any wife should be, but i think that she has a good grasp on where they are. it's tough being the first lady. it's tough being the president. you know, i even asked her, and you'll see in the interview on the show. did she see any of this coming? could she have imagineed in her
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wildest dreams when she met president obama who was just -- she was actually his advisor. she was his advisor. he worked under her, and then she said very funnily, he was workinging for me, and then
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unbelievable. this is an elderly man who jumped from a third floor window of his burning apartment into the hands of those waiting neighbors who huddled together to catch him. it happened in the bronx. this was on friday. 71-year-old new yorker, he is a former paratrooper who made almost 50 jumps during his military career. he certainly is not afraid of heights. is he doing fine today. >> wednesday night, much of the country will be voting, however, in the obama campaign again, pinning its hope on young votes. the president has listed popular actor kal penn to help him boost the turnout of all those young people. it was the young folks who helped him win in 2008. kal penn is joining us from los angeles. kal, good to see you. you were really busy. you were at the dnc and running around all over the country here. you and some other folks, you have been in and out of the white house as sometimes you are an actor. sometimes you are an type offist
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here. what's the biggest challenge right now to make sure they show up to the polls? >> that's a good question. the biggest chal inc., i think is for first-time voters. if you just turned 18 or if you moved over the summer, making sure that people are properly registered and know where to go. we created a couple of web sites and got a vote.org -- got to vote.com or got to register.com. that's designed for no matter who you are voting for, at the end of the day, making sure that if you just turned 18 or if you moved, you know how to register and where to vote. i would say that's probably the biggest challenge, but it's been a lot of fun going out there on college campuses and meeting with young people all over the place. >> now, you know, the romney folks, they're talking about the faded obama poster and kids are living at home with their parents and all that. what are you hearing from people? what are you hearing from those students that were big fans of the president, had a lot of hope and inspiration from him, but, you know, graduated from college, don't have jobs, might be living with their parents?
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>> sure. i've heard some of that before. i think that's an incredibly cynical way to reach out to young people in particular. that was sort of a bummer to hear, you know, the folks on the right say that. i think when we've been going out to college campuses what we are hearing is that, so in 2008 a lot of people came to support the president because they said, look, he is making all these promises, going to repeal don't ask don't tell, create new jobs, double things like the pell grant and make college more affordable. he has done all of that now. when they're coming out in 2012 to sign up to volunteer or to hear sur gats speak or knock on doors for us, it really because they've got cousins home from iraq or they like the president is firm on energy quality or they can stay on their parent's health insurance plan until the age 26. those are the big differences between 2008 and now, and that's what we're hearing all over the country no matter where we go, and it's certainly been inspiring for those of us who have the chance to go to all these states on behalf of the president. >> kal, how do you make an impact here? i mean, people sometimes -- do they look at you and see the movies and think stoner?
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i mean, how did you get involved in politics? >> it's a very good question. i ask myself that a lot. i am politically an independent. i love the fact that we've got the chance to make all those crazy movies. i talk about this a lot. in 2007 i had a bunch of friends who were really struggling. i had a buddy who i talk about from time to time who i had to make this crazy decision whether he was going to get eyeglasses to see the board or buy his textbooks one semester in community college. i know folks that were discharged under the don't ask, don't tell policy. met tons of young people that didn't have access to health care. i thought, look, i have been very fortunate and love that i love doing what i do on the film side, but why not volunteer for this obama guy? his background was completely different than any of the other candidates that were out there. went out to iowa for what was supposed to be about three days before the iowa caucuses. turned into two and a half months that i spent before the iowa caucuses, and went to all these other battleground states and thought, wow, this is the fefrt. we've got all these young people who are knocking on doors, making phone calls. none of us had done anything political before.
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it was a really unique thing, i think. >> yeah. i remember a little bit of the buzz when i was covering the white house and you arrived at the white house, and everybody is, like, oh, kal penn is here. everybody got all excited about it. tell us a little bit about the debate that's happening. you're taking over an at students for obama twitter feed. what is the game plan behind that? >> sure. so one of the things that we try to do, particularly on the youth front, whether it's through, you know, when the dnc speeches were going on or convention or any of the big things going on around the country, it's really engaged with some of the young voters and take advantage of technology. this is a president who carries around an ipad with him all the time. he is very tech-savvy and really wants us to be tech-savvy and make sure that we're communicating as best as we can. i'm taking over the students for obama account, which is@students4obama the night of the debate. really to have a two-way conversation with a lot of our young people. a lot of organizers, we have 12,500 fellows that organize things like watch parties or, you know, debate parties at campus offices or apartments or
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dorm rooms. taking some time to do a q & a via twitter with some of the folks and kind of make the debate a little more engaging and a little more back and forth. >> all right. we'll be fully engaged on debate night. kal, good to see you, as always. >> thanks, suzanne. >> you can watch the action. cnn's live coverage wednesday night's debate starts at 7:00 eastern. rumors, grudges, infighting, drama. you probably think -- don't think the supreme court when you hear those words, but it has been a rocky ride for this court. they're now back for a new term today. oarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18.
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the justices are back on the bench for what appears to be another potentially historic session. one of the first big issues could tackle voter id laws ahead the november election. we could also see rulings on same-sex marriage and an affirmative action case involving the university of texas. joe johns is looking at how the political divisions within the court could play out this
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session. >> reporter: right after the supreme court's health care decision in june chief justice john roberts joked to colleagues that he would find an island fortress to escape the political heat. here's how justice ruth bai ba ginsberg described the spring. >> some have called it the term of a senly. rirchlg now the court is back, and there are no signs of it cooling down. >> the justices are moving from the frying pan right into the fire. they are tackling some of the most difficult legal questions of the day. >> across the board probably the biggest term in at least a decade. >> reporter: cases involving the contentious issues of affirmative action, same-sex marriage, voting rights and abortion are all likely to come up to term. >> some very exciting cases already on the docket, and it's a lot more in the pipeline that may -- the court will be making a decision on soon. >> reporter: another set of big decision will bring even more
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scrutiny on the chief justice. rumors surfaced that the health care ruling he offered caused a personal rift with fellow colleagues including justice scalia, a claim that scalia denied to cnn's piers morgan. >> no, i haven't had a falling out with justice roberts. >> no words exchanged? >> no. >> slamming of doors? >> no. >> nothing like that? >> nothing like that. >> reporter: the other big question, will the chief justice take the court in an aggressive new direction? liberals fear a more hard line dog mattic shift to the right. >> a lot of progressives are concerned this might mean that chief justice roberts has build up some capital, some goodwill, and will now push the conservative agenda. >> reporter: tom goldstein who has argued before the court thinks roberts wants a more kwfsh court, but that he will do it gradually. >> he is not trying to move the law radically quickly. i think justice scalia or justice thomas really want to get to the end answer as quickly
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as possible and make the law conform to what they really understand. whereas, the chief justice is more incrementalist. >> reporter: but conservative court watcher carrie severino doesn't think much will change any time soon. >> certainly this is not a are crusading conservative court until we have a shift i think in the membership of the court. it's impossible to call it a court that liens more to the left or to the right. >> joe johns joining us live. joe, want to talk, first of all, about this, know, fighting -- infighting within the court. i had a chance over the fall to meet with justice ginsberg and ask her a few questions in a sitdown, and she was very candid about her relationship with justice scalia, and she said that, you know, they got along well, that the kind of partisanship you see in politics doesn't necessarily spill into the court. do you think that's overstated? >> i don't know if it's overstated. i mean, you do see the justices together in noncourt settings. just yesterday at the red mass, which is held at the start of
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the supreme court term at st. matthews cathedral here in washington. i was there. i saw six of the nine justices, which is a lot, frankly, appearing together in public. this is not long after that huge health care case was argued. so controversial. that created a lot of speculation there would be some residual anger, but you saw justice scalia there. he is known for fiery language. he said it wasn't so. there is still disagreements over the law. of course, it's spelled out in the opinions. i think the question everybody always speculates about is whether this has the potential to become personal, suzanne. >> absolutely. tell us a little bit about the other speculation as well, if you had one or two justices who retired, obviously president obama or if mitt romney won, they would want to change this court. they would want to have their own folks on the court. what do we think would be the make-up and how important is that? >> well, i mean, this is a question about retirement. the issue is who wins in november and who might retire on
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the court after that. four of the justices, suzanne, are over the age of 70. the question is whether presidential nomination could tip the balance of power on the court, so, for example, if ruth bader ginsberg were to retire and mitt romney were elected president, he could nominate a reliable conservative as he said he would and turn the court into a truly conservative court. if president obama were re-elected and he got the opportunity to select a replacement, one of the names we've been hearing for obama is -- well, i'll show you talk about this graphic. these are the republicans. that's diane sikes, a judge out of wisconsin. this is somebody obama might pick. that's diane wood. she was one of those names we heard before on some of the other nominations, and there on the right is the attorney general out of california. a lot of speculation that she could also be named. she's also a person who has been named as a possible replacement
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for eric holder should he ever leave the attorney general's office any time soon, suzanne. >> thank you, joe. good to see you. not one, but at least two affairs and many more secrets. arnold schwarzenegger, well, he says he is not perfect. we're going to take a look at why he is opening up. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. ♪
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the arnold schwarzenegger of the recall may be told, but it doesn't mean the memories are all sweet. the former california governor appeared "60 minutes" sunday night to promote his new book and to talk about his biggest regret. here's the story. >> i think it was the stupidest thing i've done in the whole relationship. >> reporter: it was a secret he kept from his wife, maria shriver, and the public for years. >> it was terrible. i inflicted tremendous pain on maria, and unbelievable pain on the kids. rirchlg the most painful chapter from arnold schwarzenegger's new memoir "total recall."
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the moment when he admitted to shriver that he had fathered a child behind her back with the family's housekeeper, mildred. >> she said, hey, i think that joseph is your kid, and am i off here on this or not? i said you are absolutely correct. >> reporter: shriver confronted her husband about the affair at a counselling session the day after he left office in 2011. schwarzenegger admits she raised suspicions before, but he hadn't been truthful. >> so you lied to her? >> you can say that. >> mildred remained the couple's housekeeper, working for the woman she had betrayed. >> aneven after he realized it. >> uh-huh. >> was that strange? >> very difficult, strange. i mean, bizarre. i mean, everything else -- whatever you want to call it. but it's the best way i could
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handle it. >> reporter: schwarzenegger also writes of a "hot affair" with actress bridget nielsen. his co-star in the 1985 film "red sonja." he was already living with shriver at the time. >> she knew? >> yeah. >> so it's a recurring issue with you? >> i'm not perfect. >> reporter: affairs weren't the only secrets. schwarzenegger also admits he tried to hide open heart surgery from shriver and says he didn't tell her about his run for governor until days before he announced it. >> she started shaking, and she had tears in her eyes. i realized i was stepping into something that was much deeper than just me running and her being a supportive wife. >> reporter: she ultimately gave up her journalism career to campaign with her husband. now years later his time in office over, schwarzenegger says he will always live with the regret of what he did to his family. >> that is something that i will
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always look back and say how could you have done that? >> hmm. cnn reached out to maria shriver for a response to the "60 minutes" interview. her spokesman said there's not going to be any comment coming from her. her camp. joining us jeff and host of vh1's dad camp. jeff, you know, a lot of people watched this, and there's a certain outrage factor to it all. what struck me is that there's absolutely no sign of remorse. he is smirking during the interview. he raises his eyebrow. he doesn't seem to express any kind of emotion that -- or acknowledgment of what he has done in terms of the kind of hurt and pain that he has caused. when you see this, what do you see? >> i'm thinking pure narcissism, and this is something that we've known about arnold schwarzenegger for a very long time, and it's not putting him down in any way. it's just really calming it psychologically the way that i see it. this is a man who is very egocentric. he has a mission in life, and his mission and he has done it very well, is to be successful,
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to be the zenith, to be at the top, to be the one, number one, and then there are characters in his life. people like his ex-wife maria shriver, his children and so on. they're all very important to him. he loves them all, but at the end of the day it's about arnold and, therefore, he can compartmentalize a lot of these things that he has done and say, yes, this was off script, yes, this was a mistake, yes, this was stupid, but he won't admit that it was a betrayal, that it was something that was absolutely horrible. >> so is this -- when you see this, do you see pathology, or does this look like normal regular, you know, guy thing like, oh, okay, i screwed up, a made a mistake, i made a stupid thing. move on. >> i certainly do see pathology here because this is a man who is involved in a lot of -- using a lot of defense mechanisms. he uses a lot of regression where he admits that something has happened, such as the birth of his son with his housekeeper, but then, you know, shuts that
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away and may say, well, i didn't really acknowledge it until years later when he started looking like me. i think he knew from the very beginning that was probably his son because certainly he was involved with this woman and he claims, yes, there was another man in the picture. that's why he didn't own up, but arnold, i really do believe knew what he was doing. he is a smart man. >> jeff, a lot of people look at this, and it's, you know, quite frankly, a lot of my female friends look at this and say, wow, this is a familiar scenario here. someone has cheated on them in their life. why do they do it? >> well, i think a lot of it is the big t, high testosterone. a lot of it is being -- >> that sounds like an excuse. >> well, it is. we do know that because men have more testosterone, they act out more, but there's something called commonsense. there's something called being faithful. there's something called impulse control. i think we all have to utilize that. this is a guy who uses a lot of isolation of affect going back to a previous question where he
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doesn't really own up, he doesn't really feel that what he has done is wrong. he can say the words, but you don't see the emotions coming out. i think that's part and parcel of why he is able to cheat because he can shut that away and say, yes, i did it, but it doesn't really mean anything. his affair with bridget nielsen didn't really mean much. he said -- he used that as a reason to marry maria shriver because it was the impetus to show how good maria really was. >> back to that point again, you describe this very well. is this common or is this something that is kind of, you know this is this individual, this man, this celebrity, somebody who feels he's larger than life, or you to see this, do you see this in a lot of people. >> i see this in a lot of people, they do cheat, there are infidelities. we have to look at this brand of cheating. this is a man who is so ego centric, he'll cheat in his home, with a housekeeper, with a woman who is friends with maria, maria supported this woman in many ways, so this is the
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ultimate betrayal. we don't normally see people cheating in that way. this is an in your face, i'm the man and i can do this cheating. >> we have got five seconds left here. he's lied before. he's admitted he's lied. why should we believe anything he says on "60 minutes". >> i don't think he said anything that's been an untruth. he owned up to everything because he feels this is his life, it is his unbelievably true life and part, again, of that narcissism. you all have to hear this, because i'm so great, i fell, i got up, and this is how great i really am. >> jeff, thank you so much. got to leave it there. all right. take a look at this one. this san ear that is growing in an arm. this is real. we'll explain what this means for the future in medicine. raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no.
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got to see it to believe it, actually. doctors at johns hopkins grew an ear, what is even stranger, they
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grew it inside the patient's arm. check out this photo. that is the photo there, elizabeth cohen is explaining this, so explain how that is even possible and why they did this. >> the pictures are eye popping. i've seen them dozens of times. here's what happened. 42-year-old sherrie walter from maryland, she had skin cancer on her ear and surgeons, as you see, had to remove most of her ear. and so they -- thinking about how to do it, let's try this. they took cartilage from her rib cage and took that cartilage and shaped it into this, into an ear. that's actually cartilage. they then put it under her arm and left it there for four months. and over time, the skin grew over it, they cut it out, they put it on her ear, and we're going to show you what it looks like on her ear. they actually did a final -- this is not the final version, the final version is more sculpted, she's got a lobe, but that's approximately what it looks like. >> does it work? is this -- can she hear? >> it does work.
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she can hear. she can hear like she did before and before they did this whole procedure, she couldn't. it is important to point out they gave her a device, an implant inside that helps her hear. it is not the new area per se that does it, it is what was put behind it. but now she has an ear and she doesn't -- she was going to maybe get a prosthetic she would have to glue on every day which would be a pain in the neck. this is now part of her body. >> do we know how long it took to grow that ear? >> it took four months. the cartilage was there. that was easy and relatively quick to do. four months in there and here's why, suzanne. the blood vessels had to attach to it. blood vessels in her arm grew in the cartilage, the skin grew over it, and they kind of puffed up the skin to make it grow over it, and that's why they needed four months. >> wow. it is fascinating. amazing technology in medicine. unbelievable. >> it is incredible. >> thanks. appreciate it. the 30th anniversary of the first cd released.
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